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BOSTON

on August 17, 2010

More importantly, Green Day proved itself still capable of doing what punk bands are supposed to do, which is speak for and to youth culture. “Are We the Waiting,’’ “Give Me Novacaine,’’ and “21 Guns’’ made adolescent turmoil feel like Us vs. Them, with a specific focus on the fact that there’s an Us, not just a You.

There was a small but steady trickle of audience members onto the stage all night, one of whom sang “Longview’’ in a faceless green bodysuit and was rewarded with Billie Joe Armstrong’s guitar.

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NEW PHOTOS

on August 17, 2010

New photos from Holmdel, NJ added to our online gallery: HERE.

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NEW PHOTOS FROM HARTFORD

on August 16, 2010

New photos from Hartford added to our online gallery: HERE.

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NEW PHOTOS FROM WASHINGTON DC

on August 16, 2010

New photos from Washington DC added to our online gallery: HERE.

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BOSTON HERALD

on August 16, 2010

For every band or fashion that’s generated controversy and polarization for ascending from the punk rock underground to mainstream cultural consciousness, Green Day’s the most successful on all fronts. So, OK, maybe they are the Alpha and Omega of punk poseurdom.

However, unlike the majority of their contemporaries from the ’90s alterna-boom, Green Day continues to attract new fans. That’s why they are headlining their own arena tour instead of phoning in a set of nearly 20-year-old crowd-pleasers on the Warped Tour.

Not only that, but as he displayed last night, front-man and

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